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The Art of Action: Leadership that Closes the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results by Stephen Bungay

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THE EXECUTIVE’S TRINITY

The volume of business literature devoted to leadership is vast. The avalanche of publications was in part prompted by some influential thinking about how it differs from management, which concluded that we need less management and more leadership.15

In the military domain, there is a third concept: command. As we have already noted, this word has an unpleasant ring to most civilians. However, not using the word will not make the activity referred to as “command” go away. NATO defines command as “the authority invested in an individual for the direction, coordination and control of military forces.”16

Command is something granted to someone by an external party. The external party confers rights of authority and along ...

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